Directors by average rating

Ranked by my own average rating (1-10 scale). Minimum of 5 films per director. Short films not included. Details in the notes.

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  • The Tree of Life

    1

  • The Godfather

    2

  • Lost in Translation

    3

  • Vertigo

    4

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    5

  • Sicario

    6

  • The Hunt

    7

  • Dog Day Afternoon

    8

  • Phantom Thread

    9

  • GoodFellas

    10

  • Barton Fink

    11

  • Closer

    12

  • Dunkirk

    13

  • Heat

    14

  • Safe

    15

  • Looper

    16

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    17

  • Mulholland Drive

    18

  • Lessons of Darkness

    19

  • Zero Dark Thirty

    20

  • Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro

    21

  • Drive

    22

  • Eyes Wide Shut

    23

  • The French Connection

    24

  • Se7en

    25

  • Before Sunset

    26

  • Frances Ha

    27

  • Once Upon a Time in the West

    28

  • The Long Goodbye

    29

  • Water Lilies

    30

  • The Worst Person in the World

    31

  • Dogville

    32

  • Stop Making Sense

    33

  • Two Lovers

    34

  • A Separation

    35

  • Good Will Hunting

    36

  • Sunset Boulevard

    37

  • Do the Right Thing

    38

  • Rushmore

    39

  • Shame

    40

  • Chungking Express

    41

  • First Reformed

    42

  • Life Is Sweet

    43

  • Shoplifters

    44

  • Chinatown

    45

  • The Ice Storm

    46

  • Rush

    47

  • Homicide

    48

  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence

    49

  • Gates of Heaven

    50

  • Halloween

    51

  • A Woman Under the Influence

    52

  • Cold Water

    53

  • Scarface

    54

  • Out of Sight

    55

  • Meek's Cutoff

    56

  • Aliens

    57

  • Starship Troopers

    58

  • The World's End

    59

  • Mommy

    60

  • The Piano Teacher

    61

  • The Incredibles

    62

  • Alien

    63

  • Yella

    64

  • When Harry Met Sally...

    65

  • Shotgun Stories

    66

  • Steve Jobs

    67

  • Revolutionary Road

    68

  • Manhattan

    69

  • The Revenant

    70

  • Volver

    71

  • mother!

    72

  • The Village

    73

  • Memories of Murder

    74

  • Spider-Man 2

    75

  • Young Adult

    76

  • Spotlight

    77

  • Your Sister's Sister

    78

  • Only Lovers Left Alive

    79

  • Mission: Impossible III

    80

  • United 93

    81

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    82

  • The Descendants

    83

  • Snow Angels

    84

  • The Day After

    85

  • Say Anything...

    86

  • Crimson Tide

    87

  • Iron Man

    88

  • Funny People

    89

  • Three Kings

    90

  • Back to the Future

    91

  • Diner

    92

  • Free Fire

    93

  • White Hunter, Black Heart

    94

  • Cop Land

    95

  • Hostiles

    96

  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

    97

  • The Bourne Identity

    98

  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

    99

  • Like Crazy

    100